On November 11, 2021, The Occupational Hygiene Training Association (OHTA) presented the first ever International Day Conference, as part of the OH2021 conference of the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS).
The OHTA International Day program allowed attendees to shift their focus from daily work tasks and consider the future of occupational hygiene as part of global development. World-class speakers delivered informative and engaging presentations on the theme of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals. Attendees learned that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the UN entail 17 goals which span a remarkable range of aspirations. Of particular interest to occupational hygienists is SDG 8 focused on Decent Work and Economic Growth.
Ulrike Bollmann, coordinator and chair of ENETOSH, commented: "OH2021 was a well prepared event and a must for every occupational hygienist who wants to develop their profession. The international day in particular gave a stage to the important topic of sustainability in education and training and delivered what its title 'Connecting the Minds, Creating the Future' promised."
More information on OHTA and the event on the OHTA website.